The Disallowed

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Heng Lee is a goatherd in the remote mountains north-east of Chiang Rai in northern Thailand, very close to the border with Laos. It is a tight-knit community where everyone knows one another.

Heng becomes sick all of a sudden, but not too sick to take the goats out, until one day he starts fainting, and needs help. There are no medical doctors in the neighbourhood, but the Shaman has been good enough for most people for centuries, so he visits her.

The Shaman takes some specimens and comes to the conclusion that Heng’s kidneys have stopped functioning and he, therefore, has little time left to live.

The battle is on to save Heng’s life, but there are other forces at work too.

What will become of Heng, his family and the rest of the community, if he takes the Shaman’s advice?

3 reviews for The Disallowed

  1. Nicollette Blackeagle

    I must say that this book is a very unique vampire beginning tale. The story is well with quirky characters. Melanie Crawley voice is perfect for the narration and voices. The story does have quite a few humorous parts. There are parts of the book I did not like but all in all it was a fantastic book. I received this book from Audiobooks Unleashed and this is my honest unbiased review.

  2. Owen Jones

    This is one of my favourite stories 🙂

  3. Erica Freeman

    I really enjoyed the family dynamics in this book and the way they supported and cajoled each other through the various situations they found themselves in.

    Melanie Crawley is a lovely narrator for this book, adding to the gentle, almost cosy tone of the story.

    I was given this audiobook for free and have left this review voluntarily.

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